Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History

Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History

by Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

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ISBN-13: 9780735221628
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 227,144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians and archaeologists and the bestselling authors of Gibraltar, Jane Austen’s England, Nelson’s Trafalgar, Jack Tar, and The Keys of Egypt, among other books. They live in Devon, England.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Disaster xvii

1 Beginnings 1

2 Blockade 11

3 Invasion 33

4 Firepower 47

5 Shortages 67

6 Moonlight Battle 89

7 Rodney's Relief 106

8 Smallpox 123

9 Gunboats 140

10 Scurvy 155

11 Darby's Convoy 172

12 Bombardment 189

13 Devastation 210

14 Surrender 227

15 Countersign Steady 241

16 Minorca Falls 256

17 French Ingenuity 272

18 Tunnels 284

19 Waiting 300

20 Mass Attack 317

21 Explosion 330

22 Hurricane 343

23 Peace and Plenty 355

24 Aftermath 371

Weights, Measurements and Money 390

Chronological Overview 391

Notes 393

Bibliography 411

List of Maps 417

List of Illustrations 418

Acknowledgements 423

Index 425

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